Period
to 22 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Banking
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 138 76 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.66% 19.39% 18.03%
As % of the General category 54.55% 36.89% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 72 31
Northern Ireland median daily rate £440 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +25.00% +75.18%
10th Percentile £262 £239 £100
90th Percentile £560 £462 £450
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.50 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.22% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +50.00% +13.59%

Banking is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 253 206 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 50.70% 52.55% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 178 51
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +20.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £257 £255 £103
90th Percentile £560 £563 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -51.40% -
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.80 £15.48
90th Percentile £38.13 £43.45 £37.43
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.23% -9.09% +21.20%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 130 £440 +22.22% 3
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Banking.

1 116 (84.06%) Finance
2 75 (54.35%) Java
3 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (47.10%) Test Automation
5 49 (35.51%) Low Latency
6 47 (34.06%) Data Structures
6 47 (34.06%) Unix
7 44 (31.88%) SQL
7 44 (31.88%) Investment Banking
8 41 (29.71%) OO
9 35 (25.36%) Functional Programming
10 27 (19.57%) JavaScript
11 24 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (16.67%) Degree
13 21 (15.22%) Linux
14 20 (14.49%) C++
14 20 (14.49%) Multithreading
15 18 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
15 18 (13.04%) Front Office
16 17 (12.32%) QA
16 17 (12.32%) TDD
16 17 (12.32%) Risk Management
16 17 (12.32%) Relational Database
17 16 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.59%) Functional Testing
17 16 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (11.59%) Equities
18 15 (10.87%) C#
18 15 (10.87%) REST
19 13 (9.42%) Spring

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.97%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.07%) MQSeries
2 7 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.35%) DB2
2 6 (4.35%) KDB
3 5 (3.62%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.90%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.80%) Hudson
2 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.80%) JIRA
3 5 (3.62%) JUnit
3 5 (3.62%) Selenium
3 5 (3.62%) Zephyr
4 4 (2.90%) Bower
4 4 (2.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.90%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.90%) Grunt
4 4 (2.90%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.72%) Ant
5 1 (0.72%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.72%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
5 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 116 (84.06%) Finance
2 44 (31.88%) Investment Banking
3 18 (13.04%) Front Office
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 95 (68.84%) Developer
2 76 (55.07%) Senior Developer
3 65 (47.10%) Java Developer
4 56 (40.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 24 (17.39%) Agile Developer
5 24 (17.39%) Agile Java Developer
6 23 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
6 23 (16.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 19 (13.77%) Analyst
7 19 (13.77%) C++ Developer
8 18 (13.04%) Senior C++ Developer
9 17 (12.32%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 17 (12.32%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
10 16 (11.59%) Tester
11 12 (8.70%) C# Developer
12 10 (7.25%) C++/C# Developer
12 10 (7.25%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (6.52%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 8 (5.80%) Automation Tester
14 8 (5.80%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (10.87%) REST
3 13 (9.42%) Spring
4 11 (7.97%) AngularJS
4 11 (7.97%) JSP
5 9 (6.52%) JSON
5 9 (6.52%) WebSockets
6 8 (5.80%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (5.07%) J2EE
7 7 (5.07%) jQuery
7 7 (5.07%) Servlets
7 7 (5.07%) XML
8 6 (4.35%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.62%) Ajax
9 5 (3.62%) CSS
10 4 (2.90%) .NET
10 4 (2.90%) Backbone.js
10 4 (2.90%) RESTful
10 4 (2.90%) Struts
10 4 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.06%) Data Structures
2 24 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.59%) Equities
4 10 (7.25%) Derivative
5 9 (6.52%) Virtual Team
6 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (5.80%) User Experience
7 5 (3.62%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.17%) iPad
10 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.72%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.06%) Unix
2 21 (15.22%) Linux
3 8 (5.80%) Windows
4 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (47.10%) Test Automation
3 49 (35.51%) Low Latency
4 41 (29.71%) OO
5 35 (25.36%) Functional Programming
6 20 (14.49%) Multithreading
7 17 (12.32%) Risk Management
7 17 (12.32%) TDD
8 16 (11.59%) Functional Testing
8 16 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
10 11 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.97%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.97%) OOP
10 11 (7.97%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (7.25%) Asynchronous Programming
11 10 (7.25%) Market Making
11 10 (7.25%) Performance Improvement
11 10 (7.25%) Refactoring
12 9 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (54.35%) Java
2 44 (31.88%) SQL
3 27 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.49%) C++
5 15 (10.87%) C#
6 8 (5.80%) Python
6 8 (5.80%) Ruby
7 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (16.67%) Degree
2 10 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.07%) ISEB
3 7 (5.07%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) QA
2 5 (3.62%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 10 (7.25%) HP
2 8 (5.80%) TIBCO
3 7 (5.07%) IBM
4 5 (3.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle
5 3 (2.17%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.17%) Reuters
6 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.72%) Cognos
6 1 (0.72%) DevExpress